12.5.09

Join Us for a reading adn book signing by Colleen Dunphy.
Saturday 12.5 7pm

Dunphy has had 3 short stories published in a compilation book, Best Lesbian Erotica 2010. This is her first major publication and the event is in celebration of that, as well as bringing a different kind of art to the community.

You can find more information on the book here. Colleen has lived her whole life in Buffalo.

12.3

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Sugar City presents:
Typecasts.
Exhibition: Tuesday, December 1st through Thursday, December 3rd 2009
Opening: December 1st 7 to 10 pm, artists in attendance

Sugar City is presenting the work of two established student artist’s Brielle Simone Greenberg and Nicole June Wurstner. Both artists deal with the self and the different personas they reflect and fabricate. They explore their inner characters and express them through visual presentation.

Brielle Simone Greenberg’s work, Come And See, visually reflects the confusion and the difficulty one faces when trying to escape his or her past. With the use of pixilated imagery and mirrors, her artwork invites the viewer to see a visual deterioration and to witness what is exposed thereafter.

Brielle Simone Greenberg is a fine art student at The University At Buffalo. She works within the various mediums of photography, sound, and film. Her themes tend to deal with the self and psychology.

Nicole June Wurstner’s work, Epitomic Anatomies, consists of an ethereal scene of sculptural configurations of the woman and the self. The construction of the sculptures, primarily based on actual human height,
coil and intertwine with each other in search for the embodiment and ownership of a body. The sculptures are covered in various fabrics correlating instances of sexual objectification and the conscious apprehension of sexualization.

Nicole June Wurstner studies Fine Art as an undergraduate at The University at Buffalo. Her artwork largely focuses on connotations of the self. Her selection of mediums varies from photography, sculpture, and installation based work.

12.4

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Book launch for Nava Fader’s All the Jawing Jackdaw from local publisher BlazeVox. Gallery exhibit featuring collage artist and cover designer Maureen Matthews. With poetry readings by Nava Fader and Robin Brox.
Friday, December 4
7:00pm
$5 donation requested.
Art on view thru 12.12
Sat 12.5 24, Thurs 12.10 68, Fri 12.11 6-8, and Sat 12.12 2-4pm

11.20



Thursday 11.19 7pm
POETRY NIGHT IS BACK! We do miss our pal Doug Manson who put together our monthly series Endocrinology. But our new pal Richard is here to keep the idea alive! 7pm. Arrive on time to get an open slot to share your writing! Or just come on down to take a listen.

11.17

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Special Guest appearance by Berlin artists Mathias Jud and Christoph Wachter

Wachter / Jud (Honorary Mention ARS 2006, Honorary Mention Transmediale 2008, Winner Cynetart 2008) are in Buffalo as part of their first US tour this week. Wachter / Jud’s work visualizes forces we are subject to, but have no control over. They are the creators of Zone*Interdite, a community project that maps restricted military areas around the globe and unveiled secret prisons such as the children’s prison in Guantanamo or Bagram, Afghanistan as well as Picidae, a message passing system that converts texts into images and makes them illegible to common forms of filtering and censorship.Wachter / Jud will present their work at UB’s Department of Media Study and Sugar City on Tuesday November 17 (3pm and 9pm).

Presentation: Department of Media Study, University at Buffalo, CFA232, Tuesday, November 17, 3pm

Discussions: Sugar City, 19 Wadsworth St., Buffalo, Tuesday, November 17, 9pm

Both events are open to all. Limited seating available. Please arrive early.

11.16


Monday 11.16
Jamboree!!!!!!!
7pm $4 donation

Ah Holly Fam’ly Portland, Oregon
The eight-piece, kaleidoscope-folk troupe Ah Holly Fam’ly formed in the culturally sparse and desperate landscapes of rural Idaho, before packing up for their current home of Portland, Oregon. The paired voices of married duo Becky Dawson and Jeremy Faulkner tow a thematic line between a deconstruction of the sentimental, and a celebration of it. The band’s debut album ‘Reservoir’ flirts with the memories of youth, where man-made bodies of water built for agriculture and industry became places of recreation. At once fragile and overwhelming, the sophisticated avant folk chamber pop of Ah Holly Fam’ly courses a steady path on ‘Reservoir’, a place where the past meets the present, where familiarity is concealed by alienation, a sound that hearkens back to the rural Appalachian folk of yesterday, and the avant folk experimentalism of today.

Ohian They have a split with adam gnade (a buffalo fav)

Loveful Heights nice girls from rocheser

with local favorites:
Reverend Soapbox and the Rabble Rousers
Musket Brown and the Roosters
(our pal Cameron spivey’s project)

11.11 CANCELED

this show has been CANCELED

Wednesday, November 11th 6pm

Ghastly City Sleep (Brooklyn, NY ex-Pg. 99/Majority Rule)
http://www.myspace.com/ghastlycitysleep

Litany for the Whale (Santa Rosa, CA)
http://www.myspace.com/litanyforthewhale

Ordinary Men and Women (Rochester, NY)
http://www.myspace.com/ordinarymenandwome